Discover the Benefits and Risks of Eating Apricots: Expert Insight by Dr. Marina Constantinova

2023-06-07 20:38:01

Al-Marsad Newspaper: Dr. Marina Constantinova, a specialist in internal medicine, advised not to eat more than 200-300 grams of apricots per day.

Apricot benefits

She said: “The fruits of fresh and dried apricots contain useful substances: vitamins of group B, C, E, and K, and nicotinic acid, and the mineral elements magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, iodine, phosphorus, and organic acids: citric, succinic, and malic. Apricots also contain glucose, sucrose, fructose, tannins, pectin, flavonoids and dietary fiber.

Categories prohibited from eating apricots

She says: “You should refrain from eating apricots, in the following cases: an allergic reaction, stomach ulcers, gastroenteritis. In addition, it is not recommended to eat apricots in the case of endocrine diseases such as thyroid diseases, diabetes mellitus, and kidney and heart diseases.” .

Poisoning cases

She says, “If taken in large quantities, it can cause poisoning, so if you come across a grain with a clear bitter taste, it is better not to eat it. Of course, apricot seeds can be eaten, but in a very limited quantity, 2-3 grains at a time. These grains contain in their composition It contains beneficial substances: vitamins, minerals and amino acids, thanks to which it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

According to her, it is not recommended to take apricot kernels in case of exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases, as well as children and pregnant women.

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